Gary Eugene Musgrave, Ph.D.
The development of this textbook,
Safety Design for Space Systems, has been a labor of dedication by the almost 90 individuals who have labored for almost three years to write, edit, proof, and provide technical support.
Safety Design for Space Systems is remarkable in that there is no other textbook of its kind anywhere in the world. It provides a detailed look into the discipline of space safety, something that generally is not taught as a curriculum in all but a handful of engineering colleges and universities. Indeed, it is the collective experience of the Editors that safety is something that historically is learned on the job by engineers designing spacecraft and systems. This is a practice that must ...